A History of Japanese Buddhism

Author: 
Kenji Matsuo
Publisher: 
Global Oriental
Publish Year: 
2007

This first major study in English on Japanese Buddhism by one of Japan's most distinguished scholars in the field of Religious Studies is to be widely welcomed. The main focus of the work is on the tradition of the monk (o-bo-san) as the main agent of Buddhism, together with the historical processes by which monks have developed Japanese Buddhism as it appears in the present day.